Written answers

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Department of An Taoiseach

Departmental Strategies

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Dublin Bay South, Labour)
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148. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the National Reform Programme. [25829/22]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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Ireland submitted its National Reform Programme (NRP) for 2022 to the European Commission on 4 May. The NRP was laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas and published on gov.ie thereafter.

The NRP is an element of the European Semester, the annual cycle of economic and fiscal policy co-ordination among EU Member States. As part of the Semester, Ireland, along with all other Member States, is required to prepare and submit an NRP to the European Commission each year. No NRP was submitted in 2021 as the Semester process was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NRP provides an overview of economic reforms and policy actions under way in Ireland, including in response to country-specific recommendations received. In 2022 the NRP also fulfilled one of the two bi-annual reporting requirements on Member States under the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

Development of the NRP was coordinated by the Department of the Taoiseach with input from relevant Departments and agencies. As part of this process stakeholders were invited to make submissions on the key challenges to be addressed in the Programme.

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